Title: Republican Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Sparks Controversy in Heated Interview with CNN Anchor Kaitlan Collins
In a recent interview with CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins, Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy found himself in the midst of a heated exchange that quickly garnered attention. Ramaswamy criticized Collins, likening her to a “petulant teenager” following her persistent questioning regarding his remarks about the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The controversy stemmed from Ramaswamy’s assertions that he was misquoted by The Atlantic regarding his views on the 9/11 attacks. In a bid to set the record straight, Ramaswamy released audio recordings that appeared to contradict his initial claim. The recordings showcased his parallel between the Capitol riot and 9/11, as well as his accusations of government deception regarding Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the attacks.
Collins, undeterred by Ramaswamy’s misquote allegations, played the audio of his interview with The Atlantic during her show, confirming the accuracy of the quotes. This prompted former Fox News host Megyn Kelly to publicly support Collins and criticize Ramaswamy for attempting to shift blame onto the media.
Ramaswamy’s pushback against Collins received further criticism, with accusations of “mansplaining” leveled against him. Critics argue that his dismissive attitude towards Collins and refusal to address her questions could hinder his campaign and alienate potential supporters.
Despite the controversy, Ramaswamy remains a strong contender in the GOP primary race, closely trailing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. As the competition intensifies, Ramaswamy’s handling of media interviews could play a pivotal role in shaping his campaign’s potential going forward.
In light of the developments, The Post reached out to CNN, the Saudi government, as well as Ramaswamy for comments. Though no responses have been received at the time of writing, the fallout from this contentious interview is likely to continue capturing the attention of political observers and voters alike.
Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story as Ramaswamy and other Republican candidates navigate the increasingly competitive primary race. As the political landscape continues to evolve, it remains to be seen how incidents like these will ultimately impact the trajectory of the 2024 election.